Lee was awarded the degree, one of Abilene Christian University’s highest honors, at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. He is the 85th person to receive such an award in the university’s 111-year history.
Midland Christian School has seen exponential growth under the direction of Lee, who has served as superintendent for 32 of his 42 years at the school. At a ceremony at Midland Christian on May 1, president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) extolled Lee’s career in education.
“Eddie has devoted more than 40 years to private, Christian education, teaching and mentoring thousands of students and effectively managing hundreds of educators and employees in multiple disciplines,” Schubert said. “The impact he has made on the growth and development of private school education in Texas and nationally has been tremendous.”
During his tenure, Midland Christian’s enrollment has grown from 330 to more than 1,250 students.
“Many of his students make their way to Abilene Christian to continue their education and bring with them the qualities we look for in Wildcats: Strong character, exceptional academic ability and a passion for serving God,” Schubert said. “No doubt Eddie’s guidance plays a role in the formation of these remarkable young men and women.”
Lee earned his bachelor’s degree from Lubbock Christian University in 1976, his master’s degree from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 1982, and his superintendent certification in 1985.
He and his wife of 40 years, Carol, have two children, Jared Lee (’03) and Cari King, and two grandchildren. Lee also has served as an elder for 16 years at the Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland.